[ lawr-uh-mer ]
/ ˈlɔr ə mər /


a craftsperson who makes hardware for harnesses and riding habits, as bits or spurs.

Nearby words

  1. lorgnon,
  2. lorica,
  3. loricate,
  4. lorient,
  5. lorikeet,
  6. lorin,
  7. loriner,
  8. loring,
  9. loris,
  10. lorn

Also lor·i·ner [lawr-uh-ner] /ˈlɔr ə nər/.

Origin of lorimer

1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French lor(e)mier, lorenier, derivative of lorain harness strap < Vulgar Latin *lōrāmen, for Latin lōrāmentum strap, equivalent to lōr(um) strap, thong + -ā- generalized from v. derivatives + -mentum -ment; see -er2, -ier2

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British Dictionary definitions for lorimer


loriner (ˈlɒrɪnə)

/ (ˈlɒrɪmə) /


British (formerly) a person who made bits, spurs, and other small metal objects

Word Origin for lorimer

C15: from Old French, from lorain harness strap, ultimately from Latin lōrum strap

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Word Origin and History for lorimer



c.1200 (mid-12c. as surname), "maker of bits for bridles and saddles, worker in small ironware," from Old French loremier "saddler, harness-maker, military leatherworker" (Modern French lormier), from loraim, from Latin lorum "strap, thong, rein of a bridle," from PIE root *wel- "to turn" (see volvox).

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